Troparia and kontakia for September 25

Repose of the Venerable Sergius, Abbot and Wonderworker of Radonezh

Troparion — Tone 4

A zealot of good deeds / and a true warrior of Christ warrior of Christ our God, / you struggled greatly against the passions in this passing life; / in songs and vigils and fasting you were an image and example to your disciples, / thus the most Holy Spirit lived within you, / and you were made beautiful by His working. / Since you have great boldness before the Holy Trinity, / remember the flock which you have wisely gathered, / and do not forget to visit your children as you promised, venerable Sergius our father!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Bound by the love of Christ, O venerable one, and following Him with unwavering desire, / you despised all carnal pleasures and you shone like the sun in your land. / Therefore, Christ has enriched you with the gift of miracles. / Remember us who venerate your most holy memory, / and who call out to you: “Rejoice, Sergius, made wise by God!”

Venerable Euphrosyne of Alexandria

Troparion — Tone 1

As an ascetic you hid your womanhood / And your falling-asleep was an amazement, O Euphrosyne. / Though a woman, you toiled as a man, / And by your prayers you save those who honor you!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Desiring the life on high and forsaking all earthly pleasures, / You lived as a man among men, O Euphrosyne. / For the sake of Christ your Bridegroom, / You spurned earthly betrothal!